Suzanne and Simon – Grand Cayman Ritz Carlton and Wharf Ceremony/Reception

Simon and Suzanne were married at the Wharf Grand Cayman, their reception was held on the deck over-looking the Caribbean ocean. When I started with Simon and the lads earlier in the day, I showed up at their apartment and took shots of them getting ready. Their cuff links were custom made with a map of Cayman and the other one was a map of where they are from, so cool. I headed over to the Ritz Carlton to a gorgeous pent-house suite for the getting ready shots of Suzanne. Her dress was gorgeous and she had a over-veil which was perfect for the beach.

Their story:

Simon and I met at work in October 2004 – he was my boss! He pursued me in the early days but as I was the “new girl” and wanted to make friends, I didn’t want to date the boss. At the Christmas party that year, he danced with me, chatted with me and asked if he could take me out but I kept refusing. The next morning he messaged me without realising I had changed my number. My old number now belonged to my mum who thought she had an admirer!! We had our first date on December 21st and after a rocky start have since shared many experiences together from skydiving to scuba diving, tomato fighting in Valencia to wife-carrying championships in Finland and have travelled the world together. At the end of 2011, Simon went to work in Australia for 2 months and I joined him at the end for a 3 week tour. We ended in Sydney and planned to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge on December 21st, our 7th anniversary, at twilight. At the top of the bridge, he proposed, with a ring, and had been planning this for 3 months!

We had visited Grand Cayman several times as Simon’s brother and his wife lived here and we fell in love with the island from day one. When deciding where we should marry, it seemed perfect. Our friends and family live around the world so nowhere would be super easy and we wanted sunshine and a beach, which meant the UK was out of the question! So two years later, 9 years together, he is still my boss (at work) but I am the real boss now! Celebrating with our closest family and friends for 10 days was the best – from the chartered party boat trip to Stingray City for everyone to meet to the St Patrick’s night stag and hen party. Our wedding was the icing on the cake!

Dress: Victoria Jane by Ronald Joyce from the Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Shoes: Originally Christian Louboutin, but as the dress caught on the glittery fronts with each step Suzanne decided these would be honeymoon shoes instead. The fall back pair were Jimmy Choo heels and a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals for the beach.

Hair & Makeup: Jackie at Spa Esprit – amazing job on the bride and bridesmaids hair and makeup

Groom Shoes: Jeffrey West – awesome

Flowers – Celebrations

Planner – Mary Ann Shandi – Celebrations

Cake – The Wharf

DJ – DJ Craig at One World


Sonya and Gary – A Wharf Wedding Celebration

Sonya and Gary were married on the Wharf Beach Grand Cayman surrounded by their closest family and friends and flanked by their ‘minions’:)

Here is their story….

Gary and I were set up on a blind date – of all things. First date was rocky… we both had too much to drink. Gary had WAY too much to drink. The friend that set us up convinced me to call him back. And the second date cinched it. Gary says he knew the first night… I needed that second date. We just knew that we were meant for each other.

The thing that sticks out the most from all the shopping for the wedding… getting the girls to agree and be positive about what they were wearing. It was a struggle, until we both had enough – and lost all patience with trying to make those girls happy. We finally told them – this is what you are wearing, and keep your trap shut about it. Unless you are telling us how much you love what you are wearing… we do NOT want to hear it. And they both looked gorgeous! Girls!


Veronica and Xiaoyu – Grand Old House Wedding Grand Cayman

To be with family and friends was the only wish for Veronica and Xiaoyu as they were married at Grand Old House. We spent a little time together and then met up with the bridal party and the fun began:)as we headed to Camana Bay to Ortanique restaurant and the bartender prepared some amazing shots for the bridal party. Then we headed over to the island for some great shots of the girls and then the guys. After this we headed to Grand Old House for the ceremony and a great reception. The next day we got up bright and early at 8.30am (ahhhhh) and met for our first ever “Trash the bridal party”. This was so much fun, the whole bridal party got up on the rock and first the bride and groom jumped in, then the boys and finally the girls. It was awesome!!! Congratulations Veronica and Xiaoyu!

Crystal and Carter – A Kaibo Wedding Grand Cayman

Crystal and Carter were married at Kaibo Yacht club. After their beautiful intimate wedding along with their family and friends they hopped on a catamaran for their cocktail hour during sun set. The sail was amazing, with a steel pan musician and great food and drinks. After the sail we went upstairs to Kaibo Restaurant and had an incredible reception meal! Guests joined this couple from as far away as London!

With great appreciation:

Venue: Kaibo Yacht Club

Planner: Mary Ann – Celebrations

Photographer: Rebecca Davidson Photography

Dress & Suit – J Crew



Kaibo Yacht Club – A Unique Cayman Islands Wedding Venue

A lot of brides and grooms ask me where to get married and one thing about the Cayman Islands is the vast choices of amazing venues. I thought it would be nice to feature some of these venues so it can be easier for our couples to search and see for themselves all the the fabulous choices they have. So I am starting with Kaibo Yacht Club and will introduce you to Daniel who runs the place. Kaibo, located on a palm frond-ed white sand beach is the destination you have to visit to experience the real Cayman. Away from the Seven Mile Beach masses, Kaibo defines barefoot escapism and romantic dining. The quickest way to get there is by boat, although the drive by road is scenic. There are two restaurants, Kaibo Beach Bar and Kaibo Upstairs on the first floor. Kaibo ‘Upstairs’ is a fine restaurant with huge white muslin curtains and comfortable couches arranged around the Rare Rum Bar lounge. Chef Laurence Tham from London fuses Michelin star experience with modern European techniques and adds a Caribbean twist. Locally or Caribbean sourced seafood is a specialty. A water taxi runs from Camana Bay dock on Tuesday and Friday 6pm. The upstairs restaurant is a gorgeous venue for receptions. I said to Daniel “if Ernest Hemingway was still alive this is surely where he would come to lounge and write”. The seating areas around the bar are as unique and Caribbean as the fans on the ceilings and the unique Rum Cupboard with an incredible collection, the most expensive being from Cuba, but you have to ask Daniel about all of that:). Some guests will also take the opportunity to have their cocktail hour on board one of the catamarans during the sunset, which leaves straight from Kaibo dock.

And a unique option for your cocktail hour is to go aboard the Spirit of Poseidon one of the many catamarans from Red sail Sports.

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